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Left of Jason and climb buttress on good wires.

Ethic: inherited from Arapiles

Mount Arapiles is first and foremost a trad climbing area. The few sport climbs tend to be in the higher grades where no natural pro is available.

Bolting, particularly retro-bolting, is discouraged and should only be undertaken after extensive consultation with the local climbers, first ascensionists, etc. Inappropriately placed bolts have been chopped.

Do not chip the rock.

Look after the park.

  • Stick to the paths.

  • Don't disturb the wildlife.

  • Routes near peregrine falcon nesting sites are closed in the spring.

  • Minimise the impact of your camping (fuel stoves not fires, take your rubbish with you, etc).


Route History:

  • First Ascent: Chris Baxter & Mike Stone, 5 Jul 1975

  • First Ascent: Direct Start (20) Michael Woodrow, Dec 1991


Located in Golden Fleece Wall approx:
Lat/Long: -36.760367,141.843910

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Route Grade Citations

15 Community registered grade
** Michael 'Wonderdog' Woodrow
15 Arapiles, Selected Climbs
15 RockGUIDE: Victoria
15 A Rockclimbers Guide to Arapiles/Djurite
15 ** ACA Route Register

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 69%

Lead Styles

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